Excuses are reasons we create to defend the way we behave, to avoid acting on something we should be dealing with. Excuses are simply a means of negating responsibility.
We can either continue to make excuses, or we can put things right and get our lives back on track. We’d rather talk ourselves into making excuses, than deal with what we know is the truth. We make allowances. We would rather give ourselves reasons to stay where we are, than give ourselves reasons to change.
We make excuses as to why we can’t do something, instead of giving ourselves reasons to why we can. In the short term it may seem easier, but in the longer term it’s really not.
What I know is that as we continue to apportion blame, we will always stay stuck and that means we’ll never change the process of moving away from making excuses. How sad is that?